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AQA A-Level Physical Education Student Revision Conference

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This exciting, interactive and refreshed A level AQA PE programme will provide students with a motivational, informative and valuable revision day. Specially designed by practicing senior examiners, the day will give your students expert advice, guidance and examples on how to improve their performance in their examinations.

The conference will help your students understand exactly what is expected of them in Paper 1 and Paper 2 exams and equip them with the subject key knowledge and understanding of key topics they will need to succeed.

They will also gain guidance on how they should answer exam questions to gain maximum marks, work through during the conference, interacting with the examiners, on good and less good responses, and ask questions to the experts.

By attending the conference, students will benefit from a valuable, memorable, interactive and enriching opportunity while at the same time taking away a wealth of real guidance, techniques, tips, and a revision set of notes written directly by the examiners.


  • Gain first hand advice and guidance from Senior Examiners
  • Enhance your understanding of key themes and topics, all linked directly to the AQA A Level PE specification
  • Examiner workshops: improve outcomes in the extended questions (8 and 15 marks) and learn how to enhance your examination technique
  • An opportunity to ask questions directly to the Senior Examiners and Subject Experts
  • Receive a comprehensive workbook to complete on the day and use afterwards as part of your revision
  • Teachers will receive the full conference presentations to use as follow-on resources after the conference


Welcome and Introduction

10.00 – 10.15am

Exercise Physiology

10.15 – 11.00am
  • Blood circulation – A detailed investigation of this major area of the specification to include:
  • Key focus areas: Venous return mechanisms/ redistribution of blood / vascular shunting / A-VO2 diff
  • Potential examination questions and how to answer them, including deciphering student answers to questions

Information processing. & learning theories

11.00 – 11.40am
  • Interactive session focusing on aspects relating to information processing
  • How different learning theories can be analysed and / or evaluated
  • How to answer challenging exam questions in these areas- sure fire ways to improve your responses


11.40 – 12.00pm
  • Ask the Experts – Submit your questions to win a prize!

Examiner workshop: improving outcomes in the extended questions

12.00 – 12.50pm
  • What does an A*, A, B & C grade response look like?
  • Clarification of how these questions are put together
  • Preparing and revising for extended questions including ways to remember key information
  • Examination technique to improve grades in the extended questions
  • Student planning activities and feedback
  • Interactive group task on how to decipher extended questions


12.50 – 1.20pm

Ask the Experts

1.20 – 1.30pm
  • The speakers will answer your questions and award a prize for the best question

Biomechanical movement

1.30 – 2.10pm
  • Concepts – detailed look at this area of the specification to include:
  • Newtons Laws
  • Newton’s Angular laws
  • Calculations and formulas
  • Interactive application of the key concepts

Sport & society

2.10 – 2.40pm
  • Pairs tasks to complete
  • Speaker -led plenary on how to answer such exam questions
  • Re-cap of how extended questions could be done in this area
  • Ways to remember key concepts

The role of technology

2.40 – 3.00pm
  • How technology is used sport
  • Pros and cons of technology and how to formulate a ‘discuss’ response
  • Final conclusive points from the speakers

Final revision ideas and plenary

3.00 – 3.15pm


London | Wednesday 22 March 2023
The Rock Tower, 49 Tufnell Park Rd, London, N7 0PS

Please select your preferred date

This conference, tailored to suit, can be delivered in your school. Discuss this further with our CPD team on 01625 532974 or click below to make an enquiry.


Ross Howitt is senior examiner, principal moderator and coursework advisor for A Level PE for a major awarding body. He is also an education consultant, experienced teacher and training provider.

Jackie Brookes is an experienced teacher of 16 years, with 5 years working as an AST and as a lead practitioner focussing on whole school teaching and learning.


  • A Specially prepared notes, practical advice and guidance by the course leader
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance

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